Dan Buckland

Daniel Buckland

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Buckland is an Attending Physician at Duke University Hospital Emergency Department. He is also the Director of the Duke Acute Care Technology Lab (DACTL) where he leads research in developing technology for the diagnosis and treatment of acute disease in data science and robotics projects. Dr Buckland oversees several PhD, Masters, and Undergraduate engineer researchers as their primary advisor, as well as manages collaborative research projects between clinicians and engineering students. His work at DACTL also involves studying how advancements in technology affect the healthcare system. In addition, Dr. Buckland is the Deputy Chair of the Human System Risk Board of the Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer via an Intergovernmental Personnel Act agreement with NASA, where he determines the human system risk of spaceflight and how standards, countermeasures, and mission design can mitigate risk.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Assistant Professor in Surgery
  • Assistant Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engingeering and Materials Science

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 2301 Erwin Road, DUMC Box 3096, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: +1 919 660 6553
  • Email Address: dan.buckland@duke.edu


  • M.D. Harvard Medical School, 2014
  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011
  • M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006

Courses Taught

  • ME 394: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • HOUSECS 59: House Course

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Starks, MA; Blewer, AL; Chow, C; Sharpe, E; Van Vleet, L; Arnold, E; Buckland, DM; Joiner, A; Simmons, D; Green, CL; Mark, DB, Incorporation of Drone Technology Into the Chain of Survival for OHCA: Estimation of Time Needed for Bystander Treatment of OHCA and CPR Performance., Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes, vol 17 no. 4 (2024) [10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.123.010061] [abs].
  • Ward, J; Reynolds, RJ; Connell, E; Anton, W; Kabeel, A; Charvat, JM; Nartey, N; Marotta, K; Abukmail, A; Buckland, DM; Van Baalen, M; Antonsen, E, Levels of evidence for human system risk evaluation., NPJ Microgravity, vol 10 no. 1 (2024) [10.1038/s41526-024-00372-w] [abs].
  • Antonsen, E; Reynolds, RJ; Charvat, J; Connell, E; Monti, A; Petersen, D; Nartey, N; Anton, W; Abukmail, A; Marotta, K; Van Baalen, M; Buckland, DM, Causal diagramming for assessing human system risk in spaceflight., NPJ Microgravity, vol 10 no. 1 (2024) [10.1038/s41526-024-00375-7] [abs].
  • Zaribafzadeh, H; Webster, WL; Vail, CJ; Daigle, T; Kirk, AD; Allen, PJ; Henao, R; Buckland, DM, Development, Deployment, and Implementation of a Machine Learning Surgical Case Length Prediction Model and Prospective Evaluation., Ann Surg, vol 278 no. 6 (2023), pp. 890-895 [10.1097/SLA.0000000000005936] [abs].
  • Manon, J; Saint-Guillain, M; Pletser, V; Buckland, DM; Vico, L; Dobney, W; Baatout, S; Wain, C; Jacobs, J; Comein, A; Drouet, S; Meert, J; Casla, IS; Chamart, C; Vanderdonckt, J; Cartiaux, O; Cornu, O, Adequacy of in-mission training to treat tibial shaft fractures in mars analogue testing., Sci Rep, vol 13 no. 1 (2023) [10.1038/s41598-023-43878-1] [abs].